Heartland Park Topeka
Former Topeka winner Morgan excited about return to the Heartland
TOPEKA, Kan. -- Lucas Oil Pro Stock driver Larry Morgan has a good feeling as the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series heads to Heartland Park Topeka for this weekend's Summer Nationals.
Why? Because the veteran driver has tasted success in Topeka, including a victory there in 1993.
"I've won there and I've done well there, so I'm looking forward to go back there," Morgan said. "The ones you win, you want to go back. It's a good feeling going there."
Morgan has reached the finals in Topeka four times, the latest in 2008.
Currently, he sits 13th in the Full Throttle points standings, coming off a first-round defeat at Atlanta Dragway last weekend.
It was a quick turnaround for the Larry Morgan Racing team, as it had to head home to Newark, Ohio, to load up on parts before leaving for Topeka Wednesday.
"We had to get home and go over everything before the truck left Wednesday," Morgan said. "But we're good. I think everything's going to be good there."
Morgan's team experimented with a new setup in his Ford Mustang at Atlanta, and while Morgan was pleased with the results, the 10-time NHRA winner expects more.
"We've got a different setup that we never normally run," Morgan said. "We just didn't get a total grip on it. Had I had one more run, I'd have been good for the second round. We were just real light in clutch."
He doesn't expect to have that issue in Topeka.
"We'll have more clutch in it there, believe me," Morgan said with a smile. "We're good."
Weather in Topeka usually plays a huge factor for the race as drivers chase the setup on a hot, slick track. But Morgan's experience will help lower that difficult.
"It gets hot there, and I'm okay with that," Morgan said.
-source: lucas oil racing